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Details on the capture of Jeff. Davis...

Item # 688900

May 24, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1865 

* Jefferson Davis captured in Woman's clothes ?

Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with great heads on the parade of returning Civil War soldiers, including: "THE REVIEW" "The Grand Army of the Potomac Marching Through Pennsylvania Ave." "The Great Military Pageant of the Age" "The Honors To The Brave" and much more.
Page 5 has: "JEFF DAVIS" "The True Story of Jeff. Davis' Disguise" "He is Captured in His Wife's Morning Wrapper, Hooded & Veiled, with a Pail On His Army" "His Wife Calls Him Her 'Poor Old Mother'" "The Soldiers Make a Search for Booty & Find Jeff.'s Calfskins" "When Discovered He Rails at His Captors in Impotent Rage" & much more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War